I am a retired lecturer, amateur nature photographer, and many other things...
My husband Fred and I explore the local forests around Perth and find many treasures. We both enjoy photographing the things we see.
Names of invertebrates are put on in good faith, from contacts or research. If any are wrong please contact me.
Please remember that insects depicted on these pages may be outwardly similar and photographs should not be used as the sole means of identification.
Databases I have contributed my photos to:
Eades, D.C. & D. Otte. Orthoptera Species File Online. Version 2.0/3.5. 27 June 2009
Lacewing Digital Library
Mydid and Apoicera (flies) on Apioceridae & Mydidae web-site
My Bug links
Secrets of Macro Insect Photography
Set your camera to take the highest size and quality image
I use direct sunlight and flash.
Get to know your insects of how and when they move.
Some insects are active in the morning and others at night (Use lights and sheets)
Avoid shadows falling on them.
Move very slowly around them. (Like a sloth)
Any jerky movement will alert them and most likely scare them away.
Some insects do not worry about you being there, others are very flighty.
Take lots of photos starting from afar and move in slowly taking more as you go.
Take a breath as you press the trigger.
Press gently, don’t jab.
Use a tripod system with your elbows on the ground, knees – kneel if you need to get low. You will get your clothes grubby but it is worth it. :-)
Enjoy the insect/invertebrate.
My Explore photos
- Cicindelephilia 5,510 photos, 312 members
- Montiaceae - Montia Family 168 photos, 10 members
- National Moth Week 89,044 photos, 1,156 members
- Parasitic Wasps 2,530 photos, 135 members
- Banksia Woodland Insects and other Invertebrates 486 photos, 4 members
- Banksia Woodland Plants 1,459 photos, 8 members
- Western Australian Native Orchids 2,695 photos, 22 members
- Insect collecting techniques 46 photos, 13 members
- Worldwide Fauna 271,468 photos, 3,245 members
- in explore 1,021,598 photos, 83,696 members
- Rhipiphoridae Worldwide - fossils and living 79 photos, 22 members
- Mimulus 1,506 photos, 94 members
- Heteroptera from Australia 488 photos, 22 members
- Triggerplants 145 photos, 12 members
- Caterpillars of Australia 600 photos, 76 members
- Jumping Spider (Salticidae) Commons 4,237 photos, 208 members
- Order: Entomobryomorpha 327 photos, 32 members
- Stiletto flies 164 photos, 13 members
- Entomopathogenic Fungi 753 photos, 202 members
- Thin Film Interference 679 photos, 83 members
- Order: Blattaria 164 photos, 46 members
- Telopea/Hakea,Banksia and Orites Group 465 photos, 21 members
- The Persoonia Genus - An Australian Endemic 191 photos, 22 members
- Wild animals in action (WAIA) 32,923 photos, 1,240 members
- Goodeniaceae 943 photos, 33 members
- Superlative Macros (Admin Invite & Members Only) 2,841 photos, 94 members
- Beautiful Bugs 181,874 photos, 7,185 members
- Exceptional Shot of The Day -The Chosen 3,389 photos, 194 members
- Tiny Animals on Fingers 1,340 photos, 727 members
- Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles 4,771 photos, 299 members
- Bees, bees, bees! 92,523 photos, 16,808 members
- Sternorrhyncha - Superfamily: Coccoidea of the World 299 photos, 43 members
- Entomology, Arachnology and Environment 13,516 photos, 360 members
- Neuropterans 1,405 photos, 162 members
- INSECT LOVER 6,626 photos, 49 members
- australian terestrial spider orchids (Caladenia) 853 photos, 46 members
- Myrmecomorphy - Ant Mimicry 537 photos, 154 members
- Wildscreen Arkive 147,723 photos, 1,637 members
- PLATYHELMINTHES 123 photos, 30 members
- Camouflaged Creatures 5,438 photos, 539 members
- wasps, Wasps, and more WASPS! (for the Hymenoptera junky!) 3,460 photos, 362 members
- PHASMIDS 745 photos, 74 members
- FIELD GUIDE: FLOWERING TREES of the WORLD 24,025 photos, 1,857 members
- Les Catocala 339 photos, 24 members
- small animal on the skin 3,389 photos, 351 members
- ►Jumping Spider 21,428 photos, 1,976 members
- Insect Close-Ups 123,059 photos, 3,319 members
- Rural Decay 238,503 photos, 46,613 members
- Fly Day Friday 9,267 photos, 489 members
- Pompilidae (Hymenoptera) 697 photos, 112 members
• • • • • • • • • • • • says:
"Diligence and a deep abiding love for her subjects be
they Trigger plants, Robber flies or simply the west Australian landscape best describes Jean's devotion to her photographic skill and art. Macros that transcend the ordinary her hallmark; are always a delight to see. A very real pleasure to be a part of her personal experience, be it in the bush or her own back yard. Kudos!
January 23rd, 2009
- Jean and Fred
- August 2006
- Perth, Australia
- I am:
- Female and Taken